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. on a day that secretary of state hillary clinton says she is waiting for answers while the fbi investigating the killing of four americans in benghazi, libya, our sources reveal that not one fbi investigator has st stepped foot in the crime scene. the same sources say the crime scene has not been secured. and those are two deadlines, just two new pieces of information tonight. that is not all we are learning. cnn national security contributor fran townsend is joining us now. she has the scoop on all of it. as we often mention there is a the former white house security adviser and a member of the cia external advisory committee and she's in libya with her employer. and also with us is former cia officer bob baer. you have new reporting on the status of the fbi investigation. what can you tell us? >> anderson, it's pretty extraordinary and astonishing to me who's worked with the fbi over a decade. you understand when this happens and the fbi opens an investigation one of the first things they do is go to the state department and say please request permission for us to enter this
officer bob baer. you have new reporting on the status of the fbi investigation. what can you tell us? >> anderson, it's pretty extraordinary and astonishing to me who's worked with the fbi over a decade. you understand when this happens and the fbi opens an investigation one of the first things they do is go to the state department and say please request permission for us to enter this country, libya, get to the crime scene, benghazi. please request that we have the security and ability to do that and that we will have access to the crime scene and have access to any individuals that libya takes into custody. while the fbi made that request to the state department. what we found out today from senior law enforcement officials while the fbi made it to tripoli they have never made it to benghazi. >> they haven't been on the ground in benghazi? >> they have not. it was taking so long to get permission to go to tripoli, the fbi deployed their personnel to a location in the region so they would be closer. they have conducted interviews of the state department and u.s. government personnel
. listen to rush limbaugh. >> the f.b.i. is not even in benghazi to investigate. there is a reason why. here is why the f.b.i. isn't there. the f.b.i. will find out what happened. the regime does not want it reported. the f.b.i. will not lie about what they find. so the regime has to keep them out of there. >> eric: bob? >> bob: that's just tote it will outrageous. i think the idea that the f.b.i. is going along with some coverup -- you know, the fact of the matter is -- >> kimberly: he said the f.b.i. wouldn't go along with a coverup and they are kept out because if they go there they will investigate and find out the truth and get the results, which a little problematic. >> bob: do you think that the f.b.i. would not go because they're told by the regime not to go? >> andrea: everyone knows, bob, you know this better than anyone having the d.c. experience. investigation equals delay. the longer they delay it the better. this is a holder trick to slow everything down. can't get on the ground. >> kimberly: we covered this yesterday. >> bob: we did? that is a long time ago in my mind. >
in situation. both pittsburgh and fbi s.w.a.t. teams are on the scene of a hostage situation taking place on the 16th floor of a downtown highway. the cw brightsman company we understand is the setting for all of this. an ex-military man we're told walked into that office this morning where apparently he used to work. asked for one individual in particular and has now taken hostages. it is not absolutely clear that the one person that he named is the person who is being held hostage. there might be as many as two hostages. we're told no shots have been fired. unknown weaponry involved and police say they have a visual wall on the suspect the they know who he is. they have brought his mother to the building to help deal with negotiations but so far the hostage situation continues in downtown pittsburgh on the 16th floor of a high-rise. no shots fired so far. we'll keep you updated as the hour rolls along. >> we will. brand new stories and more breaking news. jon: good to see you, arthel the white house is it calling the assault in lib libya a terrorist attack. what is the political fallout
for the f.b.i. investigators from the united states to come in, or are you advising them to stay away for a while? >> maybe it is better for them to stay for a little while, for a little while. but until we-- we-- we do what we have to do ourselves. but, again, we'll be there for their presence to help further the investigation. i mean, any hasty action i think is not welcomed. >> schieffer: i want to thank you very much for joining us this morning. thank you, sir. >> thank you so much. >> schieffer: and joining us now, suesap rice, the u.n. ambassador, our u.n. ambassador. madam ambassador, he said this is something that has been in the planning stages for month. i heard you were saying you think it is spontaneous? >> bob, let me tell you what we believe to be the assessment at presence. first of all, very purpose rimportantly, as you discussed, there is is an investigation that will be done by f.b.i. they are not on the ground yet but they have begun looking at all source of evidence of various sorts available to them and us. they will get on the ground and continue the investigatio
government that told our f.b.i. you can't talk to the people in custody that killed the four americans including the ambassador as an you can't go to benghazi. you don't want to pull that guy aside and say are you kidding me? >> eric: in the aftermath, president obama had campaign stops. campaign is very important. that is why he couldn't meet with netanyahu. if he meet with him he would have to meet with ten is what inside white house sources have said. so meet with ten. >> he is going to get his checks anyway. come on. >> gretchen: we discussed the why politically because you don't want to create news coming out of those meetings when it looks ahead in the polls so you coast. hillary clinton -- she is the hardest working person in washington. she is flying all over the world taking all these meetings for the president. a lot of people are going to wonder. >> don't they see this man is more interested in getting re-elected than doing the job he was elected to do in the first place, keeping us safe, number one. four american diplomats are dead. let's make sure that four more won't get
director of national intelligence to explain why the fbi has want been able to make it in to benghazi safely. >> reporter: the fbi is worried about security in benghazi, conducting their investigation and interviews in tripoli, 400 mile away from the scene of the attack. senator bob corker of the senate foreign relations committee wants to know why. he fired off a letter to james clapper, demanding answer, saying, in part, just ab days ago, the administration apparently judged it was appropriate for our consulate to be lightly guarded and it was safe for our embassador -- ambationz dorto come through the city with a small security de tail. what has changed in libya in such a short time that even fbi agents, our most elite personnel cannot safely enter the city? the consulate didn't have the standard marine guard. there are calls for the resignation of u.n. bambass dorsusan rice who, said that it appeared to be a spontaneous uprising against an anti-muslim video. >> five days went by. we have reports that intelligence people knew within 24 hours that this was a terror attack, yet, the
heard from the fbi director and the director of counterintelligence, counterterrorism. they both basically said this problem is getting much worse than it has in the past. international terrorism and even home grown terrorism. the president ever from the very beginning is crumbling before our very eyes. i would hope that mr. romney would see this as an opportunity to come out very strongly and say, look, look at what has happened in egypt, libya, syria, iran, of course, is taking over iraq. you are having problems and saudia arabia, pakistan, afghanistan seems to be going in the wrong direction. there is not a place in that entire area where we can call terribly friendly at this point and quite frankly could explode. lou: there are a host of questions, obviously, that pertain to the days we are living through here. ambassador, very quickly, the idea that the hundred governor romney has not responded with great sharp focus, he is disappointing to many. there seems to as well be, as i brought up, with ed henry at the white house, not only has our president not addressed our america
with the f.b.i. that may have been able to do something about this. greg, you talk about, the day that 9/11 happened they were dancing in streets, i found to be outrageous. and -- >> greg: no one questions the root causes for their idiocy. not much time on campuses are spent on discussing being justices, only if the injustice is perpetrated by the united states. >> eric: there are verses in quran that con dom condone jiha. nonbelievers killing them. that is a sign to allah you are doing the right thing. that is cause of islamics extremist. >> andrea: you got upset with me earlier because i brought up something off-topic but i think it was related. we spend time not thinking about september 11. but we talk a lot about debt and deficit. the reason we were able to be successful to this point is we have money to be strong, to fund this. when we waste it on stupid things we can't be strong. we can't have a strong military. so, all of this is related. our financial security has directly related to the national security. i know we took a day offer of politics today. >> dana: well, for now. at t
think the united states is already playing a role in sending fbi forces to help investigate, find out who was responsible. but i think the thing that was so striking about chris was that he would have wanted them to be brought to justice under a rule of law that reflected the transition libya has made from a truly autocratic state where justice was never guaranteed to one where you could see these people tried in a fair courtroom and sentenced. >> you knew him well. >> i knew him well. >> for how many years did you know him? >> at least 20. we go back a long way. he was a wonderful man who had a sense of the streets as well as the elites, and despite the security restrictions that limit so many diplomats, he was always willing to go out, and he saw libya through all three transition phases, two years under moammar gadhafi, then as the liaison chief in benghazi. >> and he worked hard to get rid of gadhafi through these rebels? >> absolutely. and he has reached out, and he really knows the streets, the libyan people in the same way he's known in every place i've ever known him, he has b
for operations at our consulate in benghazi. as the fbi refines its search there are new questions as to what egyptian security forces were doing while the attack on the egyptian embassy was in motion and what the libyans were doing wet attack there was taking place. libyan officials say u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and sean smith were killed in the first attack in benghazi. a navy seal was killed and 30 other people were wounded. >> reporter: within the last hour hour the state department confirming the investigation is being led with by libyan authorities. the state department remains cautious wit comes to assigning blame. >> as we said yesterday when we were on background, we are very cautious withdrawing any conclusions with regard to who the perpetrators were, what their motivations were, whether it was premeditated. whether they had extern contacts, whether there was any link until we have a chance to investigate. report report attacks benghazi are described by the head of the house intelligence committee as a premeditated attack. ansar al-sharia wants to restrict adherence to sh
of how substantial they could be. the u.s., of course, weighing in heavily in this investigation. f.b.i. agents leading the investigation, and should be in the country in short order. what we're hearing in cairo is what we're seeing on those feeds is that there has been clashes again overnight and into the day between protesters and the police. we understand that the cordon has been pushed away from the u.s. embassies, so there is no repeat of what we saw on tuesday with individuals scales the wall around the embassy. another wall has been built on the other end of the street away from the embassy to make sure that -- well, they're going to get to one wall around the embassy, they've got to cross another wall on the other side of the street. but again, there have been clashes through the day there and we are just about look at the end of friday prayers and traditionally then is when protests begin. in yemen, the u.s. embassy was assaulted there yesterday. parts of the grounds were overrun by protesters. we have new information coming from an unnamed yemeni government official telling me
the fbi is trying to resolve is how and when they learned of the annex. glen daugherty and tyrone woods were killed there in an attack that was even better equipped and more sophisticated on the first wave. >> people on the ground have seen the fragments. the remains of the mortars and the heavy weapons that were used. >> we have made clear that there were armed assailants who used heavy weapons. >> i just don't think that people come to protest equipped with rpg's and other heavy weapons. >> president obama was first briefed about the benghazi attack about 90 minutes after it began. what has emerged since then, however, from the missed opportunities to redress the inadequate security to the deaths involved and the geopolitical ramifications of the event up to and including the shifting accounts of it put forward by the administration is the dawn of a major foreign policy scandal. one, alisyn, dave, and clayton, that will be investigated and dissected in hearings and official proceedings for years to come. back to you guys in new york. >> will it be an issue now with 45 days left before
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